60 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in Mexico, with no deaths
On Tuesday, Mexico’s Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion Hugo Lopez-Gatell announced that 60 cases of monkeypox had been confirmed.
According to Lopez-Gatell, there have been no monkeypox deaths in Mexico to date.
Five or six people have had to be hospitalised, but “Only about five or six people have been hospitalised because they had severe immunosuppression, but in general everyone has recovered in approximately 21 days,” he said.
Eleven Mexican communities have been infected with monkeypox, a lesser form of smallpox that is rarely lethal and exhibits fewer symptoms.
The World Health Organization on Saturday called the monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern,” with more than 16,000 monkeypox cases and five related deaths documented in 75 countries and territories.